Here are the notable changes to Academic Commons since January 1, 2014.
Just one this month: WordPress Google Form
From the plugin author, this plugin "[f]etches a published Google Form using a WordPress custom post or shortcode, removes the Gooogle wrapper HTML and then renders it as an HTML form embedded in your blog post or page."
Just one this month: Clean Retina
This theme features, among other things, a customizable header and menu; the ability to set featured images; a choice of one, two or three-column layouts; responsive design; and prepackaged layouts included.
The Query Multiple Taxonomies plugin had a problem, displaying "there are 0 entries" in the appropriate context but linked to a missing entry. It's now hidden when there are 0 entries returned for a query.